Support » Plugin: Business Directory Plugin » Adding a placeholder in the search bar

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  • Plugin Author businessdirectoryplugin


    Hi rikardo85,

    If you wanted to make any changes to the search bar itself, you’d have to hack the plugin to do so, but yes, I’m sure it would be possible in that case.

    Thank you,

    Can you please guide me to the file where I can make the change?


    Plugin Author businessdirectoryplugin


    Each of the templates has this in it:

    <?php if (!$excludebuttons): ?>
            <div class="wpbdp-bar cf">
                <?php wpbdp_the_main_links(); ?>
                <?php wpbdp_the_search_form(); ?>
        <?php endif; ?>

    Not sure what you want or where you want to put it–but you can either modify the output of one of those functions above, OR change the templates to add the HTML you want before/after them. You can search the source code for those functions to find the right files.


    I would like to search for multiple fields in the simple search(not in Advanced Search).
    When I search in the listing for the keywords or Tags, I get “No listings found. Return to directory.”.

    Plugin Author businessdirectoryplugin


    Hi amro81,

    That is correct–the “simple search” searches the title and category fields, although I think we ought to add tags to this search as well.

    Hello businessdirectoryplugin Member,

    thank you again for the great Plugin.

    I have solved it for me temporarily like that.
    $html .= '<input type="hidden" name="q" value="" /><input id="" maxlength="150" name="listingfields[9]" size="20" type="text" value="" />';

    I have picked out the field that I need.

    But I think it’s better if it could be sought in the simple search for different words. e.g. by website, opening times, phone number .. etc. Then there would be dynamic

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